Perfusionist - Salary and Career

Perfusionist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They provide patient and/or client care, coordinate, plan actions and audit nursing and/or perfusion services. Nurses implement actions to promote health in the community. Perfusionists perform cardiopulmonary bypass procedures in hospitals. All professionals in this occupational family can conduct research.

How much does an Perfusionist earn

A Perfusionist earns between $2.133 and $8.177 per month, with an average monthly salary of $4.145 and a median salary of $3.892 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 56 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Perfusionist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 4.145 49.745 1.036 21
1º Quartile 2.133 25.598 533 11
Median Salary 3.892 46.700 973 20
3º Quartile 6.236 74.837 1.559 32
Higher Salary 8.177 98.128 2.044 42

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of biological sciences, health
      • medical professionals, health
        • nurses

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Main workplaces

Nurses they work in the areas of health and social services. They carry out activities in public and private companies. The vast majority of nurses are registered, while perfusionists can also act as self-employed and employers. Both work as a team, indoors. Nurses work shifts (day/night), except for professionals who work in the Family Health Strategy, who work only during daytime hours and with a workload determined in a specific ordinance. Perfusionists work irregular hours. Nursing professionals are predominantly female, but the number of male professionals has increased in recent years. They are exposed to biological risks and - with the exception of Health and Occupational Nurses - to toxic materials, radiation, contamination by piercing-cutting materials and stress resulting from dealing with human life. Perfusionists work in uncomfortable positions for long periods and under constant supervision.

What does it take to work in the field of Nurses

The training required for nurses is a bachelor's degree and registration in Corem, while for perfusionists, training in a higher education course in the areas of biological or health sciences and a specialization course of 1400 hours is required. The full exercise of activities, for nurses, occurs after one to two years of professional experience, with the exception of those who work in the Family Health Strategy, where there is no requirement for previous experience. To be an expert in the area, it is recommended that the professional first go through different areas of work and later specialize in one of them. In the case of perfusionists, the full exercise of activities occurs after three to four years of professional experience.

Functions and activities of Perfusionist

Nurses must:

  • implement actions for health promotion;
  • perform research in nursing and/or perfusion;
  • coordinate nursing and/or infusion services;
  • planning nursing actions and/or perfusion;
  • implementing actions for health promotion;
  • providing assistance to the patient/client;
  • audit nursing and/or perfusion services;
  • audit nursing and/or infusion services;
  • provide assistance to the patient/client;
  • promote family health;
  • coordinating nursing and/or infusion services;
  • provide patient/client assistance;
  • carry out research in nursing and/or perfusion;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • auditing nursing and/or perfusion services;
  • promoting family health;
  • perform research in nursing and/or perfusion;
  • audit nursing services and/or infusion;
  • planning nursing and/or perfusion actions;
  • providing patient/client assistance;
  • coordinate nursing and/or perfusion services;
  • audit nursing services and/or perfusion;
  • planning nursing and/or perfusion actions;
  • audit nursing services and/or infusion;
  • plan nursing actions and/or perfusion;
  • auditing nursing and/or infusion services;
  • perform extracorporeal circulation procedure;

  • Activities

    • evaluate performance of subordinates and peers;
    • demonstrate attention ability;
    • survey needs and problems;
    • perform an active search for local situations;
    • guiding community participation in educational actions;
    • participating in worker health programs and campaigns;
    • demonstrate negotiation skills;
    • perform myocardial protection(cardioplegia);
    • demonstrate sensitivity;
    • evaluate results;
    • registering activities in information systems;
    • collaborate with teaching and research entities;
    • preparing reports and documents;
    • carry out disease prevention and curative actions;
    • guiding community participation in educational activities;
    • diagnose the situation;
    • identify groups, families and individuals exposed to risks;
    • confronting the situation with information from legislation and standards;
    • discard used material;
    • check equipment operation;
    • serving users in ubs, homes or community spaces;
    • demonstrate quick thinking;
    • administer medication;
    • participating in the planning of actions by community health workers;
    • demonstrate manual dexterity;
    • participate in planning activities;
    • provide direct assistance to critically ill patients;
    • remove circulatory and ventilatory support;
    • check stock of blood products and blood components;
    • organize study groups;
    • define health promotion strategies for specific situations and groups;
    • to be responsible for all services provided to the enrolled population;
    • developing educational material;
    • demonstrate ability to listen;
    • define quality assessment methods;
    • participating in campaigns to combat health problems;
    • investigate irregularities related to the assistance provided;
    • perform exams;
    • define actions according to local priorities;
    • check for irregularities related to the assistance provided;
    • demonstrate ability to interpret verbal and non-verbal language;
    • develop technical and scientific works;
    • confront the situation with information from legislation and standards;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • assemble cec set;
    • promote comprehensive care;
    • demonstrate self-control;
    • define territory of action;
    • serve patients/clients at home;
    • change body temperature;
    • encouraging community participation;
    • participating in the work of multidisciplinary teams;
    • evaluating actions of community health workers;
    • analyze the assistance provided by the nursing team;
    • prescribe nursing actions;
    • setting priorities;
    • submit research results for publication;
    • dismantle cec set;
    • demonstrate organization;
    • identify risk areas;
    • request exams;
    • participate in the management of inputs;
    • updating registration information;
    • organizing health promotion groups;
    • record observations, care and procedures provided;
    • fill equipment with perfusate(prime or priming);
    • capture research funds;
    • monitor the clinical evolution of patients;
    • facilitate interaction between the acs and ubs professionals;
    • develop continuing education programs;
    • prescribing medication;
    • coordinating the care of users;
    • performing more complex procedures;
    • participating in the elaboration of health projects and policies;
    • demonstrate ability to adapt to situations;
    • mapping area of operation;
    • participate in continuing education activities;
    • standardize nursing and/or perfusion norms and procedures;
    • check the consistency of the nursing record with pathology;
    • participating in the development of health projects and policies;
    • developing continuing education programs;
    • notify diseases, injuries and situations of local importance;
    • guiding the team for infection control in health units;
    • monitor work process;
    • defining health promotion strategies for specific situations and groups;
    • demonstrate ability to provide humanized care;
    • monitor the selection process of nursing and/or perfusion professionals;
    • analyze medical records;
    • participate in team evaluations;
    • request exams;
    • operate set of circulatory and ventilatory support;
    • calculate drug dosage and arterial flow;
    • set goals;
    • analyze data;
    • reinfuse residual volume of the circuit;
    • define type of equipment and material;
    • activate a multiprofessional health team;
    • raise research funds;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • identify partners and resources available in the community;
    • interpret hemodynamic and laboratory data;
    • prescribe medication;
    • creating procedure strategies;
    • developing action projects;
    • demonstrate ability to work in a team;
    • identify users' needs;
    • performing nursing consultations;
    • collect data and samples;
    • apply methods for quality assessment;
    • select materials and equipment;

    Sectors that hire Perfusionist the most in the job market

    • hospital care activities
    • wholesale of instruments and materials for medical, surgical, hospital and laboratory use
    • prosthetics and orthopedic articles wholesale
    • health management support activities
    • support activities for education
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • activities of healthcare professionals
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • pharmaceuticals retail trade, without formula handling
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing surgical procedures

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